Cannot change drive letter of partition
Posted on 2008-06-24
I have 2 partitions both 30GB on the same HD. 1 was created at the time i installed XP and as usual this was the C: drive. I created a 2nd partition to store data etc etc and this was the E: drive.
Today i deleted my C: drive from the windows setup screen, and installed XP to a new 30GB partition again with the drive letter of C:
Unexpectedly windows at this point listed the E: drive as H:, didnt think it would be a problem as i thought i could change this later in MMC.
However when i try and change this drive letter from H: back to E: i get the following message;
'windows cannot modify the drive letter of your system volume or boot volume'
Now this is the system volume and the NTDLR file exists on ths drive, is there anyway i can move this or change this partition so i can change the drive letter back to E:? I have several programs that all use E:\APPDATA as its path and dont want to have to spend ages changing all this.